Monday, November 24, 2014

A Dog's Gratitude #ShareGratitude

Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?
-- Saint Basil

does the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors? saint Basil

Today, I am very happy to be co-hosting the Share Gratitude Blog Hop with my good friends, Cascadian Nomads, Loved by a Collie and Kitty Cat Chronicles.  The Blog Hop will be open from today, November 24 through Sunday, November 30th.  Please join us on any day and Share Gratitude.

So what could a dog be grateful for?  I am grateful that I have a Ma and Daddy-dog who love me and who take me on lots of great adventures.  They let me (safely) explore the world around me and soak up every little experience.

I am grateful for all my friends - the ones in my neighborhood and the ones here on my blog.  My friends brighten my life with laughter and joy through all the good times and the bad times.  The love of friends is like the warmth of the sun and I could bask in that sun puddle all day long.

I am grateful for all the people, in all the world, who choose to share their life with a dog (or any pet, for that matter).  Even if they do not have a pet now, I am grateful that there is room in their hearts for one because that means that someday, a pet who needs a home will find one with them. 

Honestly, I am just so grateful for the life and path that has been put before me.  I know not every dog has as much in their life as I, or my friends, do.  Maybe that also makes me grateful that there is hope in this world - hope that everyone finds the person, the pet, the place, the home with which they are supposed to be.

Please come and Share your Gratitude with us.


  1. I love this! I'm extremely grateful for my chi's. We've been through thick and thin together.

    I'd like to think they're grateful for me too.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Oz and family!

  2. I know how you feel Oz! When considering how grateful I am for all of the wonderful people I know all over the world I thought about how I also appreciate those I don't know too... all are great in their own way even if they are still on the path to finding that way. Thanks for co-hosting the hop and for sharing your grateful attitude.

  3. My Mum's grateful for me everytime she comes home from work. I take her out for walkies and all the stress of the day is gone by the time we get back home. That's my job done !
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Great post, Oz! We have so much to be grateful for!!

  5. We have so much to be grateful for every single day

  6. Hi Oz, we didn't know about this hop, but will definitely join in later in the week!

  7. Hey Oz!
    Wow, what a great hop! It's always good to remember the things that make life joyful. I'm grateful for Blogville and my furiends.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  8. You are such a special one Oz!

  9. You have lots of good stuff to be grateful for
    Lily & Edward

  10. Sweet Oz we are grateful to be your friend and to have all our bloggie friends
    Hugs madi your bfff

  11. I didn't know about this event, so I have already posted. Maybe I can do something with my Wed post, I will try. Ceiling Cat knows I have a lot to be grateful for. purrs, Savannah

  12. We are so grateful that we found blogville and have met such wonderful friends
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  13. Beautiful beautiful post! We are all grateful for YOU!

  14. So much to be grateful for, including all of our friends!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  15. Yes Sir, that's a lot to be grateful for and I'm grateful for you as well.

    Aroo to you,

  16. What a beautiful post! I love the things you chose to share that you are grateful for....and we agree with every one of them.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  17. When we saw that this blog hop was coming up, we were thrilled because we think it's such a great idea!


  18. I am grateful that we have become blog friends. We never would have met otherwise, and that would be sad.

  19. What a great quote! I am grateful that I found your blog and that you call me your friend. Hugs

  20. I didn't know about this blog hop. What a wonderful photo of you and your mom!

  21. Aw this is so beautiful and I just love that quote at the beginning!!!!
    I will have to remember to link up!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  22. Great list of things to be grateful for! What a lovely photo. Will try to join in the hop this week!

  23. So much to be thankful for! We are all so very lucky. Love that quote and photo!

  24. We are so enjoying your grateful blog hop Oz! You have so much to me grateful for thanks for sharing. We will definitely be joining soon. Love Dolly

  25. This is a beautiful post! Very moving!


  26. That is a wonderful picture. :)


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